Scientists Use Photosynthesis to Power an Animal’s Brain
Scientists Use Photosynthesis to Power an Animal’s Brain
Injecting oxygen-generating algae into tadpoles allows brain activity to continue in the absence of oxygen, researchers find.
Scientists Use Photosynthesis to Power an Animal’s Brain
Scientists Use Photosynthesis to Power an Animal’s Brain

Injecting oxygen-generating algae into tadpoles allows brain activity to continue in the absence of oxygen, researchers find.

Injecting oxygen-generating algae into tadpoles allows brain activity to continue in the absence of oxygen, researchers find.

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Experiment Gone Awry Suggests Novel Way to Combat Hypoxia
Experiment Gone Awry Suggests Novel Way to Combat Hypoxia
Phil Jaekl | Oct 1, 2021
While exploring suspended animation in mice, scientists discover how an enzyme can protect the brain from dangerously low levels of oxygen.
Researchers Head to the Hills to Study Pregnancy
Researchers Head to the Hills to Study Pregnancy
Amanda Heidt | Aug 1, 2021
High altitude is a natural laboratory for investigating pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension, that restrict a fetus’s oxygen supply.
Oxygen Levels Dropping in US and European Lakes: Study
Oxygen Levels Dropping in US and European Lakes: Study
Lisa Winter | Jun 7, 2021
Researchers find a widespread decline in dissolved oxygen levels in lakes, which is known to reshape ecosystems.
The Unusual Symptoms of COVID-19
The Unusual Symptoms of COVID-19
Claire Jarvis | May 7, 2020
Scientists document a growing list of atypical coronavirus infection symptoms, giving doctors more insight into the emerging disease.
Bar-Headed Geese Slow Their Metabolism to Soar over Everest
Bar-Headed Geese Slow Their Metabolism to Soar over Everest
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 4, 2019
The birds also decrease their heart rate and chill their blood to maintain flight in hypoxic conditions.
Heather Massey Respects Water
Heather Massey Respects Water
Shawna Williams | Aug 1, 2018
The University of Portsmouth sports scientist and open-water swimmer investigates the human body’s response to extreme conditions.
Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens
Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 19, 2018
The adaptation gives better endurance to the Bajau people, known as sea nomads, by increasing spleen size and, in turn, boosting the number of oxygenated red blood cells when diving.  
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Dan Cossins | May 7, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
A Lab on Everest
Bob Grant | Apr 23, 2012
Mayo Clinic researchers set up shop in the Himalayas to study the physiology of climbers attempting to scale the world's highest peak.
Low Oxygen Saves Irradiated Brain?
Hannah Waters | Jan 18, 2012
Whole brain radiation therapy costs mice some of their cognitive abilities, but treatment with low-oxygen air revives their reasoning skills.
Summit Science
Alison Snyder | Jun 20, 2011
Researchers seeking a link between vision problems and the dangerous physiological effects of hypoxia in mountain climbers are taking their work to new heights.